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The Department of Music encourages its students to participate in performance in classes, private lessons, ensembles, and concerts. Students from all over the University participate in musical activities and performances, and are often joined in the ensembles by faculty and members of the community at large. Several ensembles make recordings and take part in tours to foreign countries. Our ensembles perform a wide variety of music, including western art music, jazz, folk music, popular music, and music of non-Western cultures.

Instruction for Credit

Students may enroll in private lessons, class piano (Music 121), or class guitar (Music 122). The number of subsidies for private lessons is limited, and so first opportunities go to declared music majors and students participating in one of the major ensembles. Private lessons are given by our performance faculty, as well as by some members of the academic faculty.

Chamber music may be taken for 1 credit per semester (Music 672). Undergraduates may also enroll in one of the ensembles for 1 credit per semester.

Students also participate in informal ensembles for performance at the Thursday Noon Concerts or Music Mondays at Bellefield and similar occasions.

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